Reading Across The Disciplines -- Books A La Carte by Kathleen McwhorterReading Across The Disciplines -- Books A La Carte by Kathleen Mcwhorter

Reading Across The Disciplines -- Books A La Carte

byKathleen Mcwhorter

Loose Leaf | February 14, 2017

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NOTE: This “Books a la Carte” edition features the same content as the traditional text in a convenient, three-hole-punched, loose-leaf version. Books a la Carte also offer a great value; this format costs significantly less than a new textbook. Before purchasing, check with your instructor or review your course syllabus to ensure that you select the correct ISBN. Several versions of the MyLab platform exist for each title, including customized versions for individual schools, and registrations are not transferable. In addition, you may need a Course ID, provided by your instructor, to register for and use MyLab.

For anyone interested in improving his/her reading and thinking skills.


Improve reading and thinking abilities through targeted skill instruction and extensive guided practice across many academic disciplines.


Reading Across the Disciplines teaches essential college reading skills and guides their application in each of 10 academic disciplines and career fields. Kathleen McWhorter helps readers expand their vocabulary and comprehension, practice methods for reading and thinking critically, and enhance their ability to make inferences. The 7th Edition also introduces discipline-specific reading strategies and features more than 20 new readings — selected from college textbooks as well as from books, periodicals, popular magazines, newspapers, and Internet sources — to motivate readers and demonstrate the relevance to their daily lives.


Available to package with Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition (Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition), MyLab  Reading is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work in tandem with the text to engage students and improve results. MyLab Reading is ideal for courses requiring additional reading skills practice and assessment. 

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing both the Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition of the text and MyLab, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.

If you would like to purchase both the Books a la Carte loose-leaf edition and MyLab, search for:

0134768280 / 9780134768281   Reading Across the Disciplines plus MyLab Reading with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package, 7/e 

Package consists of:
  • 0134397290 / 9780134397290  Reading Across the Disciplines, Books a la Carte Edition
  • 0134766342 / 9780134766348  NEW MyLab Reading with Pearson eText -- Access Card -- for Reading Across the Disciplines College Reading and Beyond

Reading Across the Disciplines, 7th Edition is also available via Revel , an interactive digital learning environment that replaces the print textbook, enabling students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Revel is ideal for courses where student engagement and mobile access are important.

Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; this is not the Revel version. Students, if interested in purchasing the Revel version, ask your instructor for the correct ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information.


If you would like to purchase the Revel version, search for:

0134424441 / 9780134424446 Revel Reading Across the Disciplines -- Access Card, 7/e

You can also purchase a loose-leaf print reference to complement Revel Reading Across the Disciplines . This is optional.

Kathleen T. McWhorter is the author of more than a dozen textbooks, designed to help students succeed in college. Born in a rural farm community in Upstate New York, she went on to receive her EdD from SUNY Buffalo. For 34 years, she taught at Niagara County Community College in Sanborn, NY, where she is a professor emerita of humani...
Title:Reading Across The Disciplines -- Books A La CarteFormat:Loose LeafDimensions:608 pages, 9 × 7.4 × 0.9 inPublished:February 14, 2017Publisher:Pearson EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents



Success Strategies – Adapting Your Studying and Learning for Academic Disciplines

Strategy 1: Customize Your Reading and Studying Strategies

Strategy 2: Learn the Language of the Discipline

Strategy 3: Adapt to Different Learning Environments

Strategy 4: Customize Your Note Taking

Strategy 5: Customize Your Test-Taking Skills

Strategy 6: Expand Your Critical-Thinking Skills


Part One – A Handbook for Reading and Thinking in College

1. Reading Actively

2. Learning During and After Reading

3. Vocabulary Building

4. Thesis, Main Ideas, Supporting Details, and Transitions

5. Organizational Patterns

6. Reading and Thinking Visually

7. Making Inferences

8. Critical Reading

9. Reading Arguments


Part Two – Specialized Reading Skills in Academic Disciplines

10. Mathematics

11. Literature


Part Three – Readings for Academic Disciplines

12. Social Sciences

13. Communication/Speech

14. Political Science/Government/History

15. Business/Advertising/Economics

16. Life Sciences

17. Technology-Related Fields

18. Health-Related Fields

19. Career-Related Fields


Part Four – Classroom Simulation: Textbook Reading and Writing

Preparing for the Lecture

Reading the Assignment

Reading: Interpersonal Relationship Stages, Theories, and Communication, Joseph A. DeVito

Reviewing the Reading Assignment

Attending the Lecture and Participating in Class

Writing about the Reading

Taking Quizzes

Taking the Exam